, i would get popped in the lips. >> larry: where did you grow up? >> virginia, portsmith, virginia. >> larry: did you want to be a comedian? >> no. i didn't know any comedians. you know -- >> larry: so, how did this all happen? >> i have no idea. >> larry: you woke up on stage? what? >> you know, i -- i went through the steps that you're supposed to go through. i went to school. went to college. and at that time we were living in the maryland/d.c. area. so, you know, what do you do, you get a job for the government. i was working for the government. i was just bored silly. i said, this cannot be my life. you know? and it was just the same thing. i would, you know, go to work and come home. drink some beer. wash my car. i had to clean this car on the block because it was like every day -- out of boredom. >> larry: how do you break into comedy from that? >> one day, i was, like, going through my high school yearbook. i was just looking at what people wrote in my book. it was, you're so funny. you should be on stage. i was always a fan of comedy. i said, you know what, maybe i should.